Cumberland Lodge 2017

Details of the Cumberland Lodge weekend on 5-7 May 2017 are below and bookings are now open, to be submitted by noon on 24 April. There are new lower rates for pupils and recently qualified members (details attached). Download programme. Download covering letter from Philip Marshall QC Download application form Download directions and map to Cumberland(…)

Recorder Competition (URGENT)

Message from Chairman of FLBA : I am, of course, aware of the extraordinary problems encountered by many applicants during the latest round of the current Recorder Competition. I know that this includes many members of the FLBA. I am attending a meeting with Lord Justice Burnett on Thursday 16 March to discuss what is(…)

Chairman’s Speech at the FLBA Annual Dinner on 24th February 2017

Lord Chief Justice, President, invited guests, members of the Association   It is, of course, 12 months since I rose to make my first speech as your chairman at an Annual Dinner.   On that occasion, I observed it is a great privilege and a pleasure to be chairman of the Family Law Bar Association.(…)

Sir Nicholas Wall

It is with great sadness that we have received the news that Sir Nicholas Wall, formerly President of the Family Division, has died aged only 71 years old. Sir Nicholas was a compassionate judge who thought and cared deeply about the outcome of his cases. He was called to the Bar in 1969, appointed Queen’s(…)

TAG Second International Conference

ACCESS TO JUSTICE FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE TAG Second International Conference Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2017 – The Law Society, London   This conference will address the very real issues surrounding access to justice, and the removal of barriers to ensure the effective participation of vulnerable people in the justice system. It aims to(…)